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Write a book this summer!

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 Learn all about the Working Writer's Club Book Bootcamp HERE.Happy writing!Mayra  Continue

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Workshop on the Art of Picture Book Writing

Started Apr 28, 2011 0 Replies

Hi,I'll be offering a picture book writing workshop at SavvyAuthors.com from May 30 - June 10.Check out the details at:“Walking on a Rainbow: a Children’s Fiction Picture Book Workshop”…Continue

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Seeking reviewers for my satire novel, Sunstruck

Started this discussion. Last reply by shannon johnson Mar 5, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi all,I'm seeking reviewers/bloggers to help me spread the word about my satire novel, Sunstruck.The book is available on Kindle, Nook and also in print.You can find out more about the book here:…Continue

 

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The Writing Life with Mystery Author Rosie Claverton

Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. She then moved to London to specialize in psychiatry. Her first short film Dragon Chasers aired on BBC Wales in Autumn…See More
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Book Review: ‘Ninth-Month Midnight’ by Marie Bacigalupo

Nine Month Midnight by Marie Bacigalupo was a deeply compelling, at times heart-wrenching story, about grief and the desperate need of a mother to reunite with her dead child. Since losing her four-year old precious daughter to cancer a year ago, Dolores Walsh has been living in limbo, like a zombie.After a suicide attempt, she’s prompted by her husband Joe to seek the help of…See More
Apr 22
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The Writing Life with Author Sylvia Dickey Smith

A fifth generation Texan, Sylvia Dickey Smith was born in Orange, Texas and grew up in a colorful Scots-Irish family living in the midst of a Cajun culture. At 34, Sylvia’s curiosity about the world took on a whole new dimension when she moved to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Awed by the differences in customs and cultures,…See More
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Chapter reveal: Irish Jewel, by Julie Ann James

Title:  IRISH JEWELGenre: SuspenseAuthor:  Julie Ann JamesWebsite:  www.peppertreepublishing.comPublisher: www.peppertreepublishing.comFind out more on …See More
Apr 8
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The Writing Life with Marie Bacigalupo, Author of 'Ninth-Month Midnight'

A former copywriter and administrator, Marie Bacigalupo studied creative writing under Gordon Lish at the Fiction Center and participated in workshops sponsored by the University of Iowa and Story Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Examined Life Journal; Romance Magazine; New Realm Magazine; Perspective…See More
Apr 1
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Interview: Dawn Brotherton, author of ‘Trish’s Team’

Dawn Brotherton is a colonel in the United States Air Force serving as a legislative liaison to Congress for the Secretary of the Air Force. In her spare time, after taking care of her two teenage daughters and visiting with her husband, Dawn has published five books, with three more in the works.  Her “Jackie Austin Mysteries” have a female…See More
Mar 24
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Book Review: ‘The Asset’ by Anna del Mar

Trying to survive from a deadly past that torments her, Lia Stewart is hiding in a small Rocky Mountain town until, one day, a wounded warrior with a dog shows on her doorstep; a gravely injured SEAL with a heart and soul just as tortured as hers. Against her best judgment, she decides to help him – a kind act that may cost her life.…See More
Mar 8
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Chapter reveal: The Asset, by Anna del Mar

Title: The AssetGenre: Romantic suspense, Contemporary romance, Military romance, SEAL romance.Author: Anna del MarWebsite: http://www.annadelmar.com/pages/home.htmlPublisher: Carina PressPurchase on …See More
Mar 1
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Excerpt Reveal: ‘In Time for You’ by Chris Karlsen

Title: In Time for YouAuthor: Chris KarlsenPublisher: Books to Go NowGenre: Time-travel romanceWhile horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no…See More
Feb 15
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Chapter reveal: Karma’s a Killer, by Tracy Weber

Title: KARMA’S A KILLERGenre: MysteryAuthor: Tracy WeberWebsite: www.tracyweberauthor.comPublisher: Midnight InkPurchase on AmazonAbout the Book:A fun, fresh, feisty new…See More
Jan 15
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Book Review: ‘Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series’

If you’re a fan of romantic stories and you love traveling and being transported to other countries, curl up in front of the fireplace these holidays with Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series.Now available as a box set, this uplifting collection is made of four interrelated stories…See More
Dec 12, 2015
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Excerpt from Donna McDine's Children's Picture Book, 'Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters'

Title: Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day JittersGenre: children’sAuthor: Donna McDineWebsite: www.donnamcdine.com Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.Purchase link: www.donnamcdine.com / Guardian Angel Publishing…See More
Dec 5, 2015
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Chapter reveal: Hidden Shadows, by Linda Lucretia Shuler

Title: Hidden ShadowsGenre: LiteraryAuthor: Linda Lucretia ShulerPublisher: Twilight Times BooksAmazon OmniLit B&N / …See More
Nov 21, 2015
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The Writing Life with Historical Novelist Joan Schweighardt

Joan Schweighardt is the author of several novels. In addition to her own projects, she writes, ghostwrites and edits for private and corporate clients.Website: www.joanschweighardt.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/joanschweighardtwriterTwitter: @joanschweiWhat’s inside the mind of a historical fiction…See More
Nov 11, 2015
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Talking Craft with JJ Sherwood, Author of ‘Kings or Pawns’

On a cold winter night, wind howling into the desert sky, one ordinary hospital gave witness to a historic event. JJ Sherwood was born at 2:30 a.m. on December 31st, just barely managing to squeeze in to supplant New Year’s Eve. JJ has always had a flair for the dramatics.Sherwood began writing in the womb after a harrowing incident in which Mother…See More
Oct 30, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for ’Cello’ by Steven Hancoff

Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for ’Cello, a project that took Hancoff eight years to complete, is a fascinating, immersive multimedia extravaganza that combines music, history and art, a gem for classical music enthusiasts.The ebook has four volumes:VOLUME 1: THE LIFE OF J. SEBASTIAN BACHVOLUME 2: THE LEGACY OF J. SEBASTIAN…See More
Oct 27, 2015

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Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.
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The Writing Life with Mystery Author Rosie Claverton

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Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. She then moved to London to specialize…
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Book Review: ‘Ninth-Month Midnight’ by Marie Bacigalupo

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

Nine Month Midnight by Marie Bacigalupo was a deeply compelling, at times heart-wrenching story, about grief and the desperate need of a mother to reunite with her dead child. Since losing her four-year old precious daughter to cancer a year ago, Dolores Walsh has been living in limbo, like a…

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The Writing Life with Author Sylvia Dickey Smith

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A fifth generation Texan, Sylvia Dickey Smith was born in Orange, Texas and grew up in a colorful Scots-Irish family living in the midst of a Cajun culture. At 34, Sylvia’s curiosity about the world took on a whole new dimension when she moved to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Awed by the differences in customs and…

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Chapter reveal: Irish Jewel, by Julie Ann James

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 6:28am 0 Comments

Title:  IRISH JEWEL

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Author:  Julie Ann James

Website:  www.peppertreepublishing.com

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At 8:02am on June 22, 2013, Lea said…

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I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
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I welcome your friendship :)


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At 7:54am on April 20, 2011, missy Varner said…

Hello,


 


My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,www.luxurybeautyproducts.blogspot.com  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.


 


MIssy

At 5:56pm on March 1, 2011, Rose Altares said…

Hi Mayra,

I am now following you!

I’m big on support and becoming a ‘power-follower’. The more the ‘follower’ the more ‘love’!

 I just started a new blog a new blog page and I could really use some love and support. (pls. don’t mind the ugly page for now. LOL!)

It's my battle against ADD and my journey to finishing up old projects. Please visit and follow just the same!

LOVE ya! !♥*:-•✿♥

Please go and follow me too!    www.thedarediva.com

At 8:02am on February 16, 2011, Dawn Odell said…

My partner and I are writing and illustrating a series of childrens inspirational books, with the first to be out in a month or so.

 

Id love to invite the moms from moms who love childrens books to our blog Angels of Inspiration. Please read our posts and become apart of our growing family by becoming a follower and sharing your thoughts in the comment section of our posts.Angels of Inspiration

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At 11:22am on November 7, 2010, agil azzahra said…
Hi Mrs.Mayra..I've visited your blog and become your newest follower.
Feel free to stop by my blog anytime and follow me back..
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At 9:39am on November 1, 2010, Carla Jansen said…
Thanks for the friends request! I'm visiting your site too!

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